Images from the Protein Data Bank were presented as "The Art of Science", an art exhibit displayed
at Rutgers University that focused on the beauty inherent in the three-dimensional structures of
proteins. Various representations of proteins found in the PDB were highlighted, including large scale
depictions of the images available from PDB Structure Explorer pages, images of collagen by Jordi
Bella, and pictures from the PDB's Molecule of the Month series by David S. Goodsell. The exhibit,
which was open from January 21 - February 9, was curated by Christine Zardecki.
"The Art of Science" exhibit turned out to be one of the more popular shows held at The Gallery, a space
dedicated to art exhibits at Rutgers University. Many students, professors, and local educators viewed the exhibit
during its run. Many commented on how they were surprised by how beautiful they found the images, and how interested
they were in the scientific descriptions that accompanied the pictures. The exhibit was also the focus of several newspaper
articles, including a story in The Star-Ledger and a front page article in The Bergen Record.
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